TSL Free Screenplay Contest
2019 season now closed

About

The Script Lab and Coverfly are offering this FREE screenplay competition to help open talent-discovery to anyone and everyone, regardless of financial ability. This contest is open to feature, TV and short screenplays. Scripts must be in English and formatted with industry-standard screenwriting software.

Only one entry per writer. Multiple submissions will be  automatically eliminated.

Check out the amazing literary managers who are serving on the jury for this free competition:

Adrian Garcia - Recon Literary

Adrian previously worked as an agent in the motion picture department at Paradigm Talent Agency, playing an instrumental role in packaging multi-million dollar projects. He has since left to start his own management company, Recon Literary, where he reps television and feature writers with network credits.

Andrea Dimity - Pannon Entertainment

Andrea Dimity is a film producer and literary manager based in Los Angeles. She started working in the entertainment industry while attending the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. Since then she has worked for such prolific producers and directors as Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Todd Phillips and Chris Meladandri in feature film development.

Jon Hersh - Housefire Management

Jon Hersh is the manager at Housefire Management, a boutique management company representing writers and writer/directors. Jon got his start at CAA before moving to Broad Green Pictures and then venturing out on his own as a literary manager.

Adam Rejwan - REJ Entertainment

Formerly an assistant to Damen Lindelof, creator of Lost and The Leftovers, Adam started REJ Entertainment, a management company repping talented Composers, Directors and Screenwriters that work in all genres and can represent a wide variety of voices, demographics and styles.

Kegan Schell - Echo Lake

Kegan Schell is a literary coordinator with a few clients of his own at Echo Lake Entertainment. Echo Lake’s client credits include THE HANDMAID’S TALE, THE POST, AMERICAN GODS, CSI: MIAMI, TEEN WOLF, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, LAW & ORDER, THE BLACK LIST, AMERICAN DAD and more!

Patrick White - Lit Entertainment Group

Patrick is a literary coordinator at the recently-formed Lit Entertainment Group, a management company headed by veteran rep and producer, Adam Kolbrenner, formerly of Madhouse Entertainment. Their clients’ recent credits have included the films Prisoners and Christmas Chronicles, and the ABC series, Designated Survivor.

Benefits

The ultimate prize is being read by six literary managers for consideration in repping you and your projects. However, there are great prizes for the top three winners as well.

Grand Prize:

  • $500 Cash
  • The top scripts will be read by the industry jury and the loglines will be sent to agents, managers, producers, or studio executives
  • Optional written interview with grand prize winner will be published on The Script Lab’s website which has over 200,000 monthly readers and over 57,000 members.
  • Winner’s trophy and increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, with exposure to thousands of industry professionals who are looking for great screenplays.
  • 20 Coverfly Tokens – for use on Coverfly’s free peer-to-peer notes exchange
  • Complimentary One Year Membership to The Script Lab’s screenwriting video library, with over 100 lectures, masterclasses, and interviews with top Hollywood screenwriters, producers, agents and studio executives.
  • All top 10 finalists will receive a license for screenwriting software from our official sponsor, Final Draft ($249 value).

Second Place Prize:

  • $100 Cash
  • The top scripts will be read by the industry jury and the loglines will be sent to agents, managers, producers, or studio executives
  • Winner’s trophy and increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, with exposure to thousands of industry professionals who are looking for great screenplays.
  • 20 Coverfly Tokens – for use on Coverfly’s free peer-to-peer notes exchange
  • Complimentary One Year Membership to The Script Lab’s screenwriting video library, with over 100 lectures, masterclasses, and interviews with top Hollywood screenwriters, producers, agents and studio executives.
  • All top 10 finalists will receive a license for screenwriting software from our official sponsor, Final Draft ($249 value).

Third Place Prize:

  • $50 Cash
  • The top scripts will be read by the industry jury and the loglines will be sent to agents, managers, producers, or studio executives
  • Winner’s trophy and increased rank on Coverfly’s The Red List, with exposure to thousands of industry professionals who are looking for great screenplays.
  • 20 Coverfly Tokens – for use on Coverfly’s free peer-to-peer notes exchange
  • Complimentary One Year Membership to The Script Lab’s screenwriting video library, with over 100 lectures, masterclasses, and interviews with top Hollywood screenwriters, producers, agents and studio executives.
  • All top 10 finalists will receive a license for screenwriting software from our official sponsor, Final Draft ($249 value).

Rules

***Writers may only submit 1 script to the competition. Multiple submissions from the same writer will be automatically eliminated.***


For full rules, please visit: https://thescriptlab.com/free-screenplay-contest/